We’re Inspired! The Boat Project by Lone Twin
Hey guys and girls! I just read this incredible post on the Designboom site about ‘The Boat Project’ through UK-based company, Lone Twin. As the EDCC Group is preparing to embark on our own sustainable projects (in particular, the handbag collection which currently is in the works), this type of project is of particular interest to us. I hope you enjoy the following article as much as I did!!
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
All Photos Courtesy of The Boat Project, The Guardian and Toby Adamson.
“‘The Boat Project’ is the most ambitious undertaking to date for UK-based company lone twin (Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan). Using the latest yacht building methods, they have transformed wooden objects such as puzzles, guitars, chairs, rulers, furniture, picture frames, clothes pegs etc., all donated by people within the UK’s South east region to construct not just any vessel, but rather a ‘living, floating archive’ of people’s stories and memories.
Designboom has been in touch with ‘The Boat Project’ about the venture and the Guardian recently visited their workshop, to get an inside look at the progress on the vessel just days before its completion.
Between February and August 2011, lone twin invited individuals to contribute to the construction of the massive work, by asking the community to bring in special wooden tokens (ranging in scale and size) which had a story to tell. The result is a 30 ft long yacht which could be considered more a piece of art. ‘the boat project’ is one of 12 ‘artists taking the lead’ commissions to celebrate the London 2012 cultural Olympiad and has been produced in collaboration with Olympic silver medalist Mark Covell and international boat designer Simon Rogers.
The boat just launched yesterday, May 7th at Thronham Marina, Chichester, led by Captain Mike Barham and a trained crew, and is making its maiden voyage throughout the south-east region this summer. Following its adventure, it will return to the region and will stand as a permanent resource for the public.”
This article is quoted from the website Designboom and the full article can be found here: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/20883/the-boat-project-by-lone-twin.html